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Hub City of the Plains

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Limon -  the "Hub City" of Eastern Colorado 

From a time when Limon was recognized by Ripley’s Believe It or Not for the most gas stations per mile, to the current modern facilities serving trucks and the traveling public:  The Perfect Business Location!
      • welcome 287x480We're connected by Interstate 70 east to Goodland (109mi), Topeka (450 mi), Kansas City (500 mi),and west to Denver (eastern beltway-E-470 -75 mi; Interstate 25 - 87 mi), Silverthorne (155 mi), Winter Park (155 mi), Frisco/Breckenridge (160/170 mi), Vail (185 mi), Steamboat Springs (245 mi), Aspen (285 mi), and Grand Junction (335 mi). Interstate 70 is the major East-West Interstate between I-40 and I-80.
      • The Ports-to-Plains Corridor including US 40/287 south and Colorado Highway 71 to the north of Limon connects to Amarillo (330 mi), Lubbock (455 mi) and Dallas (700mi) to the south and Cheyenne, WY (210 mi) and Rapid City, SD and the Black Hills (390 mi) to the north without using congested highways. This corridor provides an uncongested alternative to Interstate 25 and Interstate 35 in moving freight and people north-south .
      • Colorado Highway 71 south from Limon connects to Rocky Ford (87mi), La Junta (98mi) and Pueblo (127mi).
      • US Highway 24 is the direct shot southwest from Limon to Colorado Springs (90 mi).
      • A major portion of the shipping between the Mid-West and the Western States rolls right through our community.
Limon is connected to the world by Interstate 70, U.S. Routes 24, 40, and 287, and Colorado Highways 71 and 86.

All paths cross right here!

It Makes a Community

People working together make Limon a special place to live and raise your family or business.

The community provides everything needed to have a quality life in a safe, close knit community.limon school sign 30 50


      • Educational opportunities abound from Limon Child Development Center and its preschool programs through Limon Public Schools including K-12. 93.8% of Limon third graders scoring proficient or better in reading according to a Denver Post report. Academics, music, athletics and vocational education all excel. Students in band and choir often enjoy success in one of Colorado leading high school athletic programs. Morgan Community College has a satellite program in Limon providing an affordable step into higher education.
      • Healthcare options are strong with Peak Vista, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), which provides primary medical, dental and mental health services and Lincoln Community Hospital, located just 15 miles away, is a Critical Access, Level IV Trauma Center, with AirLife Denver on site and a full staff of visiting specialty doctors. The Hospital also operates Limon Family Practice, which offers a full range of integrated care.
      • Strong cultural opportunities lead by the Limon Heritage Museum and Railroad Park, community events like Limon Heritage Celebration, 4th of July Celebration, Hub City Car Classic and a Community Christmas Celebration create a strong sense of community. Recreation opportunities abound for all ages highlighted by Doug Kissel Fishing Pond, Limon Wetlands, Limon Swimming Pool and Tamarack Golf Club.
      • With low housing costs as compared to the Front Range, the cost of living is reasonable and there is adequate access to retail markets and entertainment and hometown sensibility that make Limon an attractive location for today's businesses and families.
      • Many places of worship reflect the quality of life people enjoy in Limon.
Join our family of working folks, we're always ready to welcome newcomers!

Agriculture and Energy


We have strong legacy farming and we're also active in the energy sector.

Natural Resources provide a growing economic base. The development of renewable power through wind farms is a new industry.
      • Limon’s farming and ranching base has long provided both the economic base and the open space surrounding Limon. Farming and ranching continues to be a strong economic base but new industries are creating new opportunities and a different skyline.
      • Currently three wind farms are nearing completion. Cedar Point Wind Energy Projectwith 139 1.8mw turbines went on line in 2011 results in a capacity of 250mw. By the end of 2012 Limon Wind Energy CenterI and II with 125 1.6mw turbines each, will be producing 400 mw of renewable energy.p2
      • Limon gets 15 inches of rain per year. The US average is 37. Snowfall is 37 inches. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 82. On average, there are 251 sunny days per year in Limon. The July high is around 86 degrees. The January low is 12. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 68 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.
      • Oil and gas production, while in its early stages of development, has grown with about 50 active well permits being developed.
      • The Limon region produces the basics: food, electricity and fuel for distribution around the world.
We've got the energy and the know-how to make it happen!

A Welcome Break

Our hotels, restaurants and gift shops create an opportunity for travelers

Take a break before reaching the metro areas along Colorado's Front Range.  
      • Our amenities create an opportunity for travelers to take a break before reaching the metro areas along Colorado's Front Range. 
      • Hotels range from major national chains to charming locally owned and affordably priced lodging.
      • Restaurants include familiar fast food brands, modern truck stops and fine quality local restaurants for a relaxing sit down meal.
      • Fuel, food and gift shops throughout town provide what you need.
      • Do not miss the downtown area! It is just a few minutes from the highway exits and you will find our special local shopping, dining, and adventures!- LINK to downtown map & directions
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Stop and stretch and take a break, you'll be glad you did!
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